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Monday, October 11, 2010

President Barack Obama returning to the Evergreen State for epic rally at the UW

Our nation's Commander-in-Chief is returning to the Evergreen State to campaign for Patty Murray, this time appearing at what promises to be an epic rally at the University of Washington in Seattle, the senator's campaign has announced.

“President Obama has been a true leader in the effort to help Main Street and middle class families get back on their feet," Murray said in a news release.

"In this election, we have a clear choice on whether we want to continue to move forward or go back to the failed policies of the past. President Obama has always been someone who pushes to move forward and fights for the working families of Washington state and our nation. I am proud to welcome him back to the state and to the University of Washington.”

The rally, to take place on Thursday, October 21st, is the third of three major "home stretch" events to be scheduled by the Murray campaign. The first took place just last Friday at the UW Tacoma with Vice President Joe Biden. The next is with Bill Clinton at the Flying Heritage Collection in Everett a week from today, and that will be followed less than ninety six hours later by this rally. First Lady Michelle Obama is also coming to town at the end of the month, though it's unclear what kind of events she'll be doing with Murray.

The venue will be Hec Edmundson Pavilion, which has a capacity of about ten thousand in its current configuration. It will probably be overflowing.

The event is free and registration will begin at nine o'clock the morning of. Those planning to go are advised to RSVP in advance, and plan on spending a not insignificant amount of time clearing security.

Getting around the University District on October 21st is also likely to be difficult, as certain areas will be blocked off. Travel prepared!


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